Amazon, Starbucks Add Delivery Services

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Today’s your day, Baltimore and Miami: If you need something from Amazon in a jiffy, the Internet giant can deliver it in an hour.

Amazon announced today that its Prime Now service is available in certain Baltimore and Miami ZIP codes “and will expand rapidly to additional ZIP codes within each city soon,” according to a company press release. “Prime Now will continue rolling out to additional cities in 2015.”

Prime Now, which offers one- and two-hour delivery, first launched in Manhattan and was then expanded to Brooklyn.

In the press release, Dave Clark, Amazon senior vice president of worldwide operations, said:

“Customers in Manhattan and Brooklyn love Prime Now — it means you can skip a trip to the store and get the items you need delivered right to your door in under an hour. Since launching, we’ve seen high demand on everything from essentials like water and paper towels to more surprising deliveries like getting a customer a hard-to-find, top-selling toy in 23 minutes.”

Prime Now is available to Amazon Prime members, who get various other perks, including access to free music and e-books and free two-day delivery. A subscription costs $99 per year, but a free 30-day trial is available, and you might be able to keep Prime for cheap.

Prime Now’s two-hour delivery is also free to members, and one-hour delivery is $7.99, Amazon says.

To download the Prime Now app or find out if it’s available in your ZIP code, visit the Prime Now website. If it’s not available in your area yet, the app can let you know when it becomes available.

The news of Amazon’s expanded delivery services comes the day after the news that Starbucks is launching a delivery service.

Postmates, the company that will provide the delivery service, announced that a delivery pilot will start in Seattle the latter half of this year:

“We are excited to announce a collaboration with Starbucks that offers customers the ultimate convenience: food and beverage ordering through the Starbucks mobile app with delivery by Postmates. Working together, we will enable Starbucks customers to order their favorite Starbucks products and have it delivered to them without leaving their home or office.”

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